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August 21st, 2011

Help Back a Documentary about a Cold Case

The day after the gay marriage bill passed, I was walking around intending to take pictures to reflect the mood of the city when I came across the poster pictured below, asking for information for the 2005 murder of 19 year old Rashawn Brazell. It was a sad sight on an otherwise happy day.

I’ve since learned that documentary filmmaker Terik King has been working on a documentary about the case and has started a Kickstarter page to raise the funds to finish the film.

From the Kickstarter page:

“RASHAWN’S DESIRE: The Untold Story Of Rashawn Brazell is a documentary that closely examines the story behind the 2005 murder of 19 year-old Rashawn Brazell of New York City, whose dismembered body parts were found on a trackbed in a subway station in what one magazine referred to as the “most horrific murder since Jack the Ripper.” Through in-depth examination of the sensational media coverage of the case and interviews with those who knew Rashawn best, the film tells the story of who Rashawn Brazell truly was, what likely led to the crime, the stalled investigation and one determined mother’s continuing quest to find justice for her son …

… The purpose of this film is not only to reinvigorate the interest in the case, but to correct certain factual inaccuracies that have been perpetuated via the media coverage that happened after Rashawn was killed.”

To make a donation, go here.

Rashawn Brazell

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Charles B. Brack // Sep 4, 2011 at 4:28 am

    This case, like many others in underserved communities, needs more sensitivity, attention and resources.

  • 2 Traciy Curry Reyes // Sep 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    I admire your work tremendously. I enjoy delving into old crimes myself. Take a look at my site sometimes.

  • 3 bb // Jun 11, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I wonder if Luka Rocco Magnotta is the killer of Rashawn Brazell ?

  • 4 omega // Jan 13, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    his murder case still should be a open case, i know his killer is some where out there all is not looking and searching hard enough.

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